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Cubs reach third straight NLCS after rallying past Nationals in 9-8 thriller

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The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a “Did that really happen?” four-run inning against Washington’s Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game…

National meltdown: Cubs stun Washington, earn return trip to NLCS

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Breaking down Game 5 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park.

For Nationals, a crazy night ends with anguish and a season-ending loss to Cubs

Misery has plenty of company for Washington sports fans again after 9-8 defeat in Game 5 of the NLDS.

Rotation, roster decisions await Cubs vs. Dodgers in NLCS rematch

Most of attention surrounds the rotation, especially after Jon Lester and Jose Quintana were used in relief in Games 4 and 5. But Saturday night's Game 1 assignment at Dodger Stadium might not be so difficult. Quintana threw only 12…

Cubs edge Nationals in Game 5 thriller to continue repeat quest

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Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5.

Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5

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"It was a series of bad events,'' Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and that was tough.''

Cubs 9, Nationals 8 | Chicago wins series, 3-2: Cubs Add a Chapter to Nationals’ Painful Postseason History

A rollicking and wild Game 5 ended with a familiar feeling of misery for Washington and another trip to the N.L.C.S. for the defending champions.

Cubs beat the Nationals 9-8 to set up an NLCS rematch with the Dodgers

Maxwell M. Scherzer would deliver. He would strangle the enemy, slay the curse, vanquish the evil spirits of Octobers past.

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